SOAN 2120 Study Guide - Final Guide: Participant Observation, Questionnaire Construction, Central Limit Theorem

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December 1st, 2016
SOAN2120
Final Exam Study Guide
Outline of content to review
From midterm 1…...
Components of research methods
- Qualitative methods
- Field research and in depth interviews
- Strengths and limitations
- Quantitative methods
- Experimental v.s. survey research
- Strengths and limitations
- Quantitative and qualitative methods compared
- Distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion
- Stats have distributions (logic of statistical inference)
- Statistical inference
- Tests of statistical inference
- Z-scores
- How confident can we be with our results?
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From midterm 2…….
- Field research
- Process
- Experimental designs (notation)
- Different types of designs: threats to internal validity
- Survey research
- Qualitative and quantitative sampling
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Structure of test
- 75 multiple choice → 38 from lectures, 37 from textbook → will be separated
- You do not need a calculator for the final
- Chapters from text….
- New: ch 4-9………. Old: 8,12,9,7,6,5
- How much detail will be covered from the text?
- Understand the key concepts and understand them relationally
- Questions per topic:
- Quantitative methods
- Measures of central tendency 76 (199)
- Bivariate tables 81 (204-208)
- Correllation coefficient 86 (209)
- Field research
- Process of entering field 134….. (225….)
- Field interviews 152….. (241……) see textbook
- Informants and leaving the field 155…..(245….)
- Experiments
- Random assignment 164 (172)
- Types of designs including quasi 167…. (175….) table 7.1
- Internal validity 172…. (181….)
- Survey research
- Questionnaire construction 187 …. (137….)
- Response categories 193…. (143…)
- Wording and designing issues 199…..(149…..)
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